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Red Eye (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  19 August 2005 (USA)
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A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blonde Woman
Headphone Kid
Nice Lady
Senior Flight Attendant
Charles Keefe
Terry Press ...
Marianne Taylor (as Teresa Press-Marx)
Bob Taylor
Taxi Driver
Airline Representative (as Mary-Kathleen Gordon)
Irate Passenger
Dallas Ticket Agent


This is the story of a young resourceful heroine woman named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fear Takes Flight


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vuelo nocturno  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,167,662 (USA) (19 August 2005)


$57,859,105 (USA) (7 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actors that were considered (and rumored) for the antagonist role of Jackson included, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Bacon, Willem Dafoe, Michael Pitt, John Malkovich, Edward Norton and Ray Liotta. See more »


When Lisa offers the book to the old woman in the line in front of her, she's holding the book right side up. However, when the woman takes the book, it's upside down, but a few shots later it's right side up again. See more »


[first lines]
Marianne Taylor: Taylor. Bob and Marianne Taylor.
Cynthia: Just bear with me one second.
Marianne Taylor: There are other hotels in Miami.
Cynthia: I'm sorry.
Marianne Taylor: What is the problem? We made these reservations over six months ago.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am, I'm just not seeing it.
Marianne Taylor: Well, where's Lisa? Lisa always takes care of us.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am. She's out of town. Her grandmother passed away.
Bob Taylor: Cynthia, is it?
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References Final Destination (2000) See more »


Written by Tom Mesmer
Performed by Soho Vamp
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User Reviews

A little breath of fresh air
16 January 2006 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Red Eye" is all about Lisa (McAdams) who is simply trying to get home during a bad weather snarl at the airport and finds herself stuck on a red-eye and flying headlong into a suspense drama. A busy, fun little no brainer, "Red Eye" begins like a romcom, morphs into a suspense/action flick, and takes you on a simple-minded but entertaining girl power ride as Lisa races with the clock to save the day. Probably worth the price of a DVD rental, "Red Eye" will play best with fans of rising star McAdams and those who no brain it to avoid it's many nagging plot holes. Keep expectations real for maximum enjoyment. (B-)

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